Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?


Does Masturbation Cause Hair Loss?

John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.


Basically no. I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear. When you masturbate your testosterone levels rise temporarily, but then fall back down to normal levels almost immediately afterwards.

The same thing happens with most forms of exercise, particularly with compound movements like squats, or intense exertion like sprinting.

The argument is that continued fapping will ultimately raise the amount of testosterone in your body. This is simply not true. And even if it were true a raised testosterone level does not necessarily lead to increased 5a-Reductase activity.

And it’s this 5a-R activity that level that dictates how much of your testosterone is converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the testosterone byproduct that weakens your hair follicles.

Interestingly your 5a-R activity can increase naturally as you age, and your testosterone levels can dip. 

If you want more evidence that masturbating does not cause hair loss to let’s look at the clinical studies.

There are none. There are no clinical studies that have been conducted to date that seek to determine what the long term effects of strumming one fiddle have on testosterone production.

You’ll find that most well-founded theories have various clinical studies attached to them. Such as suppressing 5a-R activity with drugs like Finasteride, or increasing blood flow with products like Minoxidil.

The Minoxidil market size is valued at $880 million a year. Hair loss products are big business, so if an argument is worth exploring you can bet some form of the clinical study will be conducted.

Lastly masturbating can actually be good for you, it certainly has no negative side effects. And abstaining can be bad for you. So crack on!

Alternative causes of hair loss

Alternative causes of hair loss include genetics, hormonal imbalances, certain medical conditions (such as thyroid disease or iron deficiency anemia), certain medications, and stress. Some of these causes may be identified through a combination of symptoms, physical examination, and lab tests.

Genetic hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss. It is characterized by a gradual thinning of hair on the scalp, and it is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones.

Hormonal imbalances, such as those caused by pregnancy, menopause, or certain medical conditions, can also cause hair loss. This type of hair loss is often temporary and can be treated with hormone replacement therapy or other medications.

Certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease or iron deficiency anemia, can also cause hair loss. These conditions can be diagnosed through blood tests, and hair loss is usually one of many symptoms of the underlying condition.

Certain medications, such as blood thinners, birth control pills, and chemotherapy drugs, can also cause hair loss. This is usually a temporary side effect that can be reversed when the medication is discontinued.

Stress can cause hair loss by causing hair to enter the telogen phase of the hair growth cycle prematurely. This type of hair loss is usually temporary and can be treated by managing stress levels.

It is important to consult with a medical professional if you are experiencing hair loss to determine the underlying cause and the best course of treatment. A hair loss specialist or a dermatologist can help you to determine the cause of your hair loss and recommend the best course of treatment.

The importance of consulting a medical professional for hair loss concerns

Consulting a medical professional for hair loss concerns is important for several reasons.

First, a medical professional can help to determine the underlying cause of hair loss. This is important because different causes of hair loss require different treatments. For example, if hair loss is caused by a medical condition such as thyroid disease, treating the underlying condition will be necessary to stop the hair loss.

Second, a medical professional can help to rule out serious medical conditions that may cause hair loss as a symptom. Some medical conditions, such as lupus or polycystic ovary syndrome, may cause hair loss as a symptom, and early detection and treatment of these conditions can help to prevent serious complications.

Third, a medical professional can help to determine the appropriate course of treatment. For example, if hair loss is caused by a hormonal imbalance, hormone replacement therapy may be necessary. If hair loss is caused by a medication, switching to a different medication may be necessary.

Fourth, a medical professional can help to differentiate temporary hair loss from permanent hair loss. Temporary hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, pregnancy, or certain medications, and it often resolves on its own. Permanent hair loss, on the other hand, requires long-term treatment.

Finally, a medical professional can help to prevent further hair loss and promote hair growth by providing individualized care and treatment plans. This may include prescribing medications, recommending lifestyle changes, or referring you to other specialists.

In summary, consulting a medical professional for hair loss concerns is important to determine the underlying cause, rule out serious medical conditions, determine the appropriate course of treatment, differentiate between temporary and permanent hair loss, and to prevent further hair loss and promote hair growth.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

Do you want to keep your hair without surgery? I get it … surgery can be expensive and frightening. Although it’s the most effective solution when things go bad and it helped me, you still experience some discomfort and have to take some time off from work.

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